|Posted on May 7, 2013 at 6:20 PM|
As it stands now, the Vancouver Canucks will likely be the first team eliminated from the 2013 NHL playoffs. I would not be surprised if the San Jose Sharks complete the series sweep tonight. The focal point in Vancouver has been the goaltending duo of Cory Schneider and Roberto Luongo. However, goaltending not is he issue for Vancouver Canucks.
Vancouver's primary problem is secondary - scoring. The only task a team has to take care of when facing the Vancouver Canucks is shut down the twins, Daniel Sedin and Henrik Sedin. If you do that you win the series, because nobody else has done anything, outside of two goals provided by Ryan Kesler.
Vancouver has gotten little beyond them for two postseasons now, including lengthy droughts for Mason Raymond, Jannik Hansen and Chris Higgins, while NHL Trade Deadline acquisition Derek Roy has been mostly invisible.
Who you put between the pipes does not matter if they are not receiving goal support. you need to get maximum production out of your lineup in the playoffs. Vancouver has not done that. If this trend continues you will be on of the playoffs before golf season even opens...
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